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Daniel Stanley -- Department of Defense
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs

Daniel Stanley is the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs. He was nominated by President Bush on May 13, 2005 and confirmed by the Senate on June 30, 2005. He is responsible to the Secretary of Defense for all legislative coordination between the Department of Defense and the United States Congress. He leads the legislative affairs staff and supervises the overall operations of the office. Prior to this position, Mr. Stanley served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Senate Affairs. Mr. Stanley previously served concurrently as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) and the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Training, Readiness, and Mobilization). He was responsible for secretariat oversight for all aspects of Army training and readiness and all issues pertaining to the National Guard and Army Reserves. He was also responsible for reviewing the mobilization and deployment of reserve forces in support of operational missions. Additionally, Mr. Stanley served as Secretary of Administration for the State of Kansas, the senior member of the Governor's cabinet and chief operating officer for the government. He provided leadership and oversight for nine divisions including human resources, telecommunications, procurement, accounting and financials, all state owned and leased facilities. During his tenure, Kansas achieved national recognition for innovation and excellence in human resources, facilities management, and information technology management. Among the 28 boards and commissions on which Mr. Stanley served, he chaired the Capital Area Plaza Authority, the Public Building Commission, the Information Technology Executive Council, and the Kansas State Employee's Health Care Commission. Prior to his appointment as Secretary of Administration, Mr. Stanley served as Administrative Assistant, Legislative Director, and Defense Policy Advisor to Senator Bob Dole. As a member of the Arms Control Observer Group staff, Mr. Stanley was a member of the first congressional delegation to Berlin after the fall of The Wall, monitored START and Defense and Space Talks negotiation, as well as the Chemical/Biological Treaty negotiations. In addition, Mr. Stanley staffed all defense authorization and appropriations bills for the Republican Leader and provided coordination with defense committees of oversight as well as with the services and the Department of Defense. He staffed Senator Dole during three rounds of Base Closure and Realignment, Desert Shield/Desert Storm, and served as Senator Dole's advisor for major defense procurement initiatives and force structure realignments. From 1985 to 1987 Mr. Stanley served in various positions with the McDonnell Douglas Corporation including Director of Strategic Planning. A veteran of the submarine force, Mr. Stanley enlisted in the Navy in 1973, and was commissioned in 1980. He served aboard the USS BATFISH and the USS WOODROW WILSON. Additionally, he served with the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon and was responsible for strategic communications systems linking the National Command Authority to the nuclear forces. Mr. Stanley retired from the Naval Reserve in 1996 with the rank of commander. He is a recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Commendation Medal among other awards. A fifth generation Kansan and native of Kansas City, Kansas, Daniel Stanley graduated from the State University of New York Empire State College with a degree in nuclear technology. He also attended the University of Kansas and the Armed Forces Staff College. Mr. Stanley is married to Kay Coles and resides in Falls Church, Virginia.

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